Wednesday, May 6, 2009

X-men Origins: Wolverine

Comic book adaptations are becoming more and more common at the cinemas. Why? Because they have everything it takes to become a blockbuster - action, romance, character development, suspense, humour, etc. Even if the director screwed up and left out all the above mentioned elements, there will still be hardcore fanboys queuing up at the cinema to get tickets.

Went to watch X-men Origins: Wolverine two days ago and guess what, this movie will not only satisfy the comic book fans, but also the general public. Anyone who has zero knowledge on the X-men universe, no worries, you'll still be able to follow the story. Even if you do not understand English and cannot read the subtitles, you should still go watch the movie, the characters are so yeng, OMG!! Look out for Wade Wilson coming out of the elevator, blades spinning and blocking bullets. **opens mouth in awe**

The movie tells the story of Wolverine/Logan in his pre-X-men days, from a child to becoming the indestructible adamantium beast. Several characters from the comic who has a history with Wolverine are also featured. Among the more well-known are Victor Creed aka Sabretooth, Remy LeBeau aka Gambit, Scott Summers aka Cyclops, and Professor Charles Xavier. Most of the characters stayed true to the comics, while some of them were altered slighty for the movie. Do you know that Logan's girlfriend, Kayla Silverfox, has no mind control ability. Her original character in the comics only has self healing powers, able to regenerate body tissues faster than ordinary humans - much like Wolverine.

James Howlett aka Logan aka Wolverine

Victor Creed aka Sabretooth

Scott Summers aka Cyclops

Remy LeBeau aka Gambit

Wade Wilson aka Deadpool aka 'the yeng one'

David North aka Agent Zero aka 'the gong one'

I'm just curious about two things.
  1. Before the adamantium bonding process, Wolverine's claws are like spikes, capable of impaling but not cutting. But after the process, his claws became blades, instead of just spikes made of adamantium. Why?
  2. Why Wolverine was able to survive the bonding process but Victor will not if he too were to go through the same process? Don't they both share the same healing abilities?
Apparently Marvel is going to produce more Origins titles if Wolverine goes well - which, judging by numerous other reviews on the internet, it is going to be a success. There are already talks on doing X-men Origins: Magneto.

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